Haworthia Fasciata (Zebra Plant) The Best Succulent for Beginners

Haworthia Fasciata (Zebra Plant) The Best Succulent for Beginners

The Haworthia Fasciata or also known as the Zebra Plant is a typically small succulent houseplant. Growing up to only 5 to 8 inches in height. This succulent has thick, dark green leaves with bumps of white tubercles on the outer surface giving it the Zebra effect.

The Zebra plant does not need much effort when it comes to watering. It can survive many weeks without being watered. The zebra plant looks beautiful in all sorts of containers and interesting soil mixes, which makes it perfect for any indoor space!


Lighting for the Zebra plant, unlike other succulents, do well even in medium to low light conditions. However, if wanting to bring out the stunning red and orange pigments, you can display them in a spot where they get as much natural light as possible. South or east windowsills are ideal.

When you grow outdoors, ensure your zebra plant is getting 4 to 6 hours of bright light but not direct sunlight. This is especially important for afternoon sun. The zebra plant has sensitive leaves and when exposing them to direct lgiht they will likely get dry tips.


Watering your zebra plant can be tricky, too much too quickly can lead to root rot or discoloration and too little can cause the leaves to drop.

In order to provide the right amount of water, you want to water your zebra plant until the water comes out of the container's drainage holes. Throw away the excess water that was collected in the pot's saucer. They do not like sitting in water. Allow your plant to dry out completely before watering again.

If wetting leaves, this can cause problems such as rot. Use a squeeze bottle when watering the zebra plant to control where the water goes and minimize getting the leaves wet.

If the zebra plant starts developing discoloration or mushy leaves, hold off with watering. This is a good sign they are getting too much water. If you take your zebra plant out of the pot and clean off all the wet soil from the root to prevent it from getting worse. Allow it to air dry a few days before repotting.


Like other succulents, zebra plants grow best in cactus potting soil that drains well. This is a mixture of equal part of pumice or perlite, potting soil and sand. Giving a zebra plant a deep pot is ideal due to their long root system which provides airflow around the roots and room to grow.


Ideally the favorable temperature for zebra plants are 60 to 85 degrees.

If you have additional questions regarding your Zebra Plant don't hesitate to reach out! We can provide more information regarding topics such as dormancy, propagation, pest, and other common questions or concerns.
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